Anomalies to that formula are outliers. The whole sad project creates a very labor intensive state bureaucracy which grows the size and scope of government, which is the goal.
That’s one of the most powerful and well written comments I’ve read on this site.
Welfare state created this situation. It was not this was before the 1960’s. Thank you Pres. Johnson
...”Single black motherhood is a profession now, sponsored by the state.”....
Oh indeed it is.....and every black male father knows this all very well....
Remember: liberal do-gooders always have an ulterior motive. And that was the hidden motive of LBJ's "Great Society" - to create a welfare system that would trap people, and their children and grandchildren, forever in poverty. That is why the rules were written deliberately to deny welfare to intact families, and to lavish it on single mothers and their "annual pay increase" brood.
The family, with a father, mother and children, is the bedrock of society. Remove it, and you have a house built on sand. This is, of course, greatly exacerbated by a society with a "gun control" regime, where the criminals disproportionately survive, and the law-abiding disproportionately die. It only takes three generatins for such a society to turn into a jungle. As we have seen in Chicago, Detoit, and many other places.
It’s called “engorging the lumpenproletatriat”, and its tenets reach deep into the Amercian education system: